Corner Darling Street East and West Street‚ Woodend

The former Haley’s Bakery, built in 1875, is now home to one of Ipswich premier dining experiences, the Bakehouse Steakhouse restaurant.

Owners Nick, Alastair and Chris Stevenson gave the site a completely transformative contemporary make-over while keeping its heritage bones intact. The original oven can still be seen in the restaurant. The result is a modern yet character-filled restaurant and bar with private dining room and a large outdoor area at the back, perfect for kicking back on sunny afternoons with a mojito.

The family has a background in the meat industry, running Gillies Small Goods at Redcliffe and Collins Wholesale Meats at Lowood, and the emphasis here is one steak. Chef Josh Lawson and his team handle the different steak cuts with expert care, serving them with fries and a green salad, with a variety of sides available.

The bar is well stocked and cocktails are also a specialty. Watch the Facebook page for upcoming events and special nights like T-Bone Tuesday and Wagyu Wednesday which have proven a great hit with Ipswich diners.

Bakehouse Steakhouse is open for lunch Tuesday-Sunday and for dinner Tuesday-Saturday. Bookings and walk-ins accepted.

  • Alfresco/Outdoor Dining
  • Bar
  • Non Smoking
  • Private Dining Area
  • Suitable for Functions

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Recent Reviews


Nov 2021

A great experience all round.

A great experience from start to finish for my Wife’s birthday with family. The booking system worked well and they were prompt in replying with all the updated numbers as we got closer to the day... more »


Sep 2021

Oh yum!

How have I lived in Ipswich for 20+ years and not discovered this place??! Had dinner there last weekend with my husband and teenage children for Father's Day. So glad we chose it! My husband... more »


Jul 2021

nice steak

limited menu - steak only - but our eye fillets were pleasant. would recommend this place for dinner if you are in ipswich. more »


Jun 2021

The meat is good but god I god I hate lazy waiters who just want to go home

I booked last night dinner for my birthday for 7 pax . We all were excited to go out as we are all chefs and for once had the opportunity to enjoy. We arrived and 5 min after we sat the waitress... more »


May 2021

Bloody worth the money and trip

A family booking of 10 people, ranging from 12 years to 80. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Upon ordering, we were pleased to find they ordered unlimited sides (green leaves and fries) with... more »